Our Latest News

New picnic facilities for Penny's Lagoon

08/08/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed the construction of a new picnic shelter at Penny's Lagoon within the Lavinia State Reserve on King Island.
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Celebrating World Ranger Day

31/07/2018

The work of Tasmania's rangers is vital in the daily management of our 19 national parks and more than 800 reserves, encompassing approximately 50 per cent of the State.
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Southwest ecological burns important for orange-bellied parrot conservation

22/03/2018

Planned ecological burns in Southwest National Park will help regenerate important habitat areas for the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot.More

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Activity Calendar

See also the WILDCARE Calendar on the WILDCARE Inc website. If not already a member take the opportunity to join on line Tasmania’s largest incorporated environmental volunteer organisation here.

The following volunteer positions seek expressions of interest from time to time:

Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker and Weather Observer

The Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker Program is designed to provide a year round presence in this remote location. Volunteers provide caretaking services for the Parks and Wildlife Service including maintenance of grounds and buildings, plant and equipment, monitoring of all power and water systems on the island, basic land management work, and at the same time carry out weather observations for the Bureau of Meteorology, for which they receive payment. 

This program is fully subscribed until 2019.

Expressions of interest for our 2020 – 2022 program will be advertised in 2019


Bruny Island Quarantine Station Volunteer Caretakers

Bruny Island Quarantine Station volunteer caretakers provide a physical presence at the station, open the station to visitors on weekends, provide visitor information about the heritage self-guided walk and about the natural history of the area, and carry out minor maintenance. Their work assists the Parks and Wildlife Service and the Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island.